Philosophy of Sport Critical Readings, Crucial Issues

ISBN-10: 0130941220

ISBN-13: 9780130941220

Edition: 2002

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Description: For Philosophy of Sport and Ethics and Sports courses. This collection of essays on issues in philosophy of sport contains writings from sociological and psychological literature that has a philosophical slant. The anthology contains 44 essays on diverse and contemporary issues in sport from different perspectives. Each article addresses critical/topical issues and is accompanied by questions and exercises that invite critical discussion.

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List price: $136.60
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Editor's Introduction: Why Study Philosophy of Sport?
The Nature of Sport
Selections from Homo Ludens
The Nature of Sport: A Definitional Effort
Tricky Triad: Games, Play, and Sport
Triad Trickery: Playing with Sports and Games
A Matter of Life and Death: Some Thoughts on the Language of Sport
Practices and Prudence
Moral Liberalism and the Atrophy of Sport: Autonomy, Desire, and Social Irresponsibility
Is Sport Unique? A Question of Definability
Aesthetics and Sport
The Well-Played Game: Notes Toward an Aesthetics of Sport
The Aesthetic in Sport
Beauty, Sport, and Gender
Differences between Sport and Art
Ethics and Sport
Sportsmanship
Three Approaches toward an Understanding of Sportsmanship
Sportsmanship and Fairness in the Pursuit of Victory
Cheating
Can Cheaters Play the Game?
Fair Play: Historical Anachronism or Topical Ideal?
Winning
Where's the Merit if the Best Man Wins?
The Overemphasis on Winning: A Philosophical Look
On Winning and Athletic Superiority
The Dark Side of Competition
Violence
Into the Endzone for a Touchdown: A Psychoanalytical Consideration of American Football
Violence and Aggression in Contemporary Sport
Sports and Speciesism
Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Paternalism, Drugs, and the Nature of Sports
On Performance-Enhancing Substances and the Unfair Advantage Argument
"Aretism" and Pharmacological Ergogenic Aids in Sport: Taking a Shot at the Use of Steroids
Epistemological Jssues in Sport
On Reaching First Base with a "Science" of Moral Development in Sport: Problems with Scientific Objectivity and Reductivism
An Epistemologist Looks at the Hot Hand in Sports
Sport and Society
Heroism
Is Our Admiration for Sports Heroes Fascistoid?
Sports, Fascism, and the Market
Television Sport and the Sacrificial Hero
Gender
Women and Masculine Sports
Title IX and Gender Equity
The Men's Cultural Centre: Sports and the Dynamic of Women's Oppression/Men's Repression
Title IX: Equality for Women's Sports?
Race
White Men Can't Run
Racial Differences in Sports: What's Ethics Got to Do with It?
Pedagogy
Education for Peace in Sports Education
Virtue Lost: Courage in Sport
Aggression, Gender, and Sport: Reflections on Sport as a Means of Moral Education
Sport in Society
Sport in the Larger Scheme of Things
Democracy, Education, and Sport
Sports and the Making of National Identities: A Moral View
Glossary of Key Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading
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